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Alley, Rewi (1897-1987)



  • Existence: 1897 - 1987


Rewi Alley (December 2, 1897-December 27, 1987) was a New Zealand-born writer and political activist who became a member of the Chinese Communist Party in 1932. Alley was instrumental in establishing Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, or small-scale grassroots industrial organizations established during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He also technical training schools in China, including the Peili Vocational Institute, or what was previously known as the Bailie Vocational Institute or the Beijing Bailie University. He was a prolific writer about 20th century China and translated numerous Chinese poems.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Rewi Alley Papers

Identifier: KC-19-7
Scope and Contents

This material consists of correspondence between New Zealand-born writer and political activist Rewi Alley and Edgar Snow, and includes discussions of personal matters, trips, mutual acquaintances, publications, and world and Chinese conditions. The papers also include Rewi Alley's poetry and photographs.

Dates: 1930-1971